Newsletter - December 2014 / January 2015   send this newsletter to a colleague
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Dear MDCT.net users,

Among all pancreatic neoplasms, ductal adenocarcinoma is the most common, accounting for 80%-90% of cases. It is a very aggressive malignant disease, with an overall 5-year survival rate around 5%. The prognosis is strictly related to the time of diagnosis and is more favorable if the pathology is detected early, when the tumor is less than 2 cm, and adequately staged. Therefore, imaging techniques play an important role in the identification, localization, characterization, staging and assessment of the resectability of this disease.
The accuracy of the diagnosis of pancreatic lesions depends on the sensitivity and specificity of the imaging tool adopted. MDCT is widely recognized as the most effective imaging modality for the study of pancreatic ductal lesions due to its very high spatial and temporal resolution, as illustrated in the selected e-book chapter, literature, and Focus on by Prof. Laghi and Dr. Ciolina in this month’s newsletter. The reliability of this imaging methodology is essential for establishing the best treatment strategy and mode of patient management.
Together with several new clinical cases, this newsletter also offers a summary of the recent 100 th meeting of the RSNA, which both considers the main objectives of the event, reported by Prof. Ertl-Wagner, and reviews the major trends in abdominal and gastrointestinal imaging, according to Prof. Laghi.

We welcome suggestions for new topics to be covered in future issues: please contact us at
editorial@mdct.net .

From the MDCT.net team
MDCT of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

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Vincent M, Morla O, Branchereau J et al.  Multi detector computed tomography (MDCT) for the diagnosis of early complications after pancreas transplantation.
Abdom Imaging. 2014 Dec;39(6):1186-1192

Graziani R, Mautone S, Ambrosetti MC et al.  Autoimmune pancreatitis: multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) and magnetic resonance (MR) findings in the Italian experience.
Radiol Med. 2014 Aug;119(8):558-571

Hammon M, Cavallaro A, Erdt M et al.  Model-based pancreas segmentation in portal venous phase contrast-enhanced CT images.
J Digit Imaging. 2013 Dec;26(6):1082-1090

Holm J, Loizou L, Albiin N et al.  Low tube voltage CT for improved detection of pancreatic cancer: detection threshold for small, simulated lesions.
BMC Med Imaging. 2012 Jul 24;12:20

Imaging and Pathology of Pancreatic Neoplasms
Imaging and Pathology
of Pancreatic Neoplasms

D’Onofrio M, Capelli P, Pederzoli P (Eds.)
Springer 2015
Table of Contents
Ductal Adenocarcinoma
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RSNA Meeting 2014
B. Ertl-Wagner, A. Laghi

The 100 th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) took place in Chicago, Illinois, USA, from November 30 to December 5, 2014. During this centennial meeting, reflections of the past met visions of the future.


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Positive fecal occult blood test
Positive fecal occult blood test
Woman, 66 years old

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Screening an average-risk, asymptomatic person
Screening an average-risk,
asymptomatic person

Man, 57 years old
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Rectal bleeding
Rectal bleeding
Man, 50 years old

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